Airspeed Oxford Mk.I PH242 of No.21 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit crashed on Hay Bluff near Hay-on-Wye on the 7th January 1946 while on a training flight from Wheaton Aston


Airspeed Oxford


Ernest George Stephen Monk Warrant Officer Pilot Injured
Arthur Hopewell Flying Officer Instructor Injured
Gordon Robinson Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator Killed


Crash site of Airspeed Oxford PH242 on Hay Bluff near Hay-on-Wye
Image: Mark Sheldon.
Very little is left where PH242 crashed now, only a few scraps of metal and wood. This was the only photo that came out of the trip to this site. It was visited the day after Vulcan XH536 and in very similar weather conditions.

It may be of interest that 4 days latter Oxford LX673 of No.21 (P)AFU was lost in a fatal accident in the Peak District.